Book Review: Wondrous Strange

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Title: Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange #1)
Author: Lesley Livingston
Origins: Bought
Summary: [from GoodReads] 17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what she thinks… In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley’s off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.

My Review: Honestly? It’s been a week or so since I finished this one, and I can’t remember that much about it. I remember thinking that the mythology was rather interesting – slightly different than the typical, and definitely different than the Shakespeare version that is so interwoven into the book.  I also really liked the presence of the Shakespeare as a contrast. Faerie touched mortals are so often portrayed as artists, so it’s particularly interesting that Kelly is an actress.

Unfortunately, other than that I can’t remember a single thing I had to say. I know I didn’t have anything negative to say – while reading it, I really enjoyed it. I honestly was having a very good time. But it just didn’t stick with me well as overwhelmingly awesome either. 

I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s a good read for a fun day or two but don’t expect anything particularly heavy. That said, I’ve also bought the sequel and I will definitely be bumping it up the TBR list a few places.

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  1. Amber says:

    For some reason I really love this series. I can see where it wouldn't stick with you but I fall in love with the characters and the fact that they named a horse lucky and stuck it in their bath tub!

    I have a feeling one of the main reason I liked this series so much was because of the Irish Sonny!

    Glad to read you enjoyed it at least and that you'll be reading the sequel.

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